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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.


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Big drug sweep in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Chicago northwest side arrests were announced today by Robert D. Grant, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Jody P. Weis, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department (CPD).
Source: Examiner    Date: February 23, 2011

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Gang squad cop notes poor cooperation among police (Vancouver, BC): The city saw a decrease in the number of gang-related homicides and shots fired in 2010 when compared to 2009, according to Vancouver Police Department statistics. But the collaboration between VPD officers investigating gang violence and other police departments tackling gang crime isn't working as smoothly as it could be.
Source: The Vancouver Courier    Date: February 23, 2011

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Abbotsford Police unveil transformed Hummer for anti-gang messaging (Abbotsford, BC): The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) is taking its anti-gang messaging on the road – literally. The APD unveiled its newest project today in its battle to turn young people away from the gang lifestyle. Operation Reclamation involved transforming a sand-coloured 2004 Hummer H2 into a vehicle sporting the APD's black-and-white theme, police lights, and a "skin" of graphics and messages.
Source: Abbotsford News    Date: February 23, 2011

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Novato takes action against gang graffiti (Novato, CA): Troubled by what they see as an increase in graffiti — particularly spray-painted symbols related to gang activity — Novato residents and public officials are seeking solutions to the problem.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: February 22, 2011

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Taggers’ handiwork leaves ugly scars (Loveland, CO): Police Chief Luke Hecker agrees. "There’s a correlation of graffiti and gang activity," Hecker said. "It connects back to the broken windows concept. If you don’t take care of those quickly, they compound."
Source: Loveland Reporter-Herald    Date: February 22, 2011

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Latin Kings and MS-13: Detectives talk about Franconia's gang problem (Franconia, VA): Fairfax County Police Department Gang Unit detectives speaking to Franconia's Citizen Advisory Committee meeting last week brought bad news and good news. The bad: The Franconia area is threatened by Salvadoran gang MS-13, a group so notorious one detective called it a terrorist threat. The good: Gang activity in area high schools is at a new low.
Source: AnnandalePatch    Date: February 22, 2011

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Uptown's gang violence causes concern (Chicago, IL): Drawn to Chicago's Uptown community by its rich diversity, Mary Dombrowski lives with her husband and preteen daughter in a spacious condo just off Wilson Avenue, a popular thoroughfare frequented by young professionals, dog walkers and mothers pushing babies in strollers.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 22, 2011

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Sacramento County jail sweep reveals growing gang activity (Elk Grove, CA): Some information gathered during an unprecedented jail sweep by Sacramento County sheriff's deputies indicate an increase in gang activity in local jails.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: February 22, 2011

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Md. Board of Education approves model gang activity policy (Baltimore, MD): The Maryland State Board of Education approved a statewide model policy Tuesday afternoon in Baltimore to help prevent and deal with gang activity in schools.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: February 22, 2011

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Two Freehold men arrested after argument in which gun was shown (Howell, NJ): Police arrested a pair of Freehold men reported to be Bloods street gang members after a handgun was brandished during an argument in the parking lot of an apartment complex, police said.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: February 22, 2011

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Shooting disrupts peace of Edinburg neighborhood (Edinburg, TX): Folks in an Edinburg neighborhood are afraid after a shooting disrupted their lives and peaceful neighborhood. Three men were wounded, but they weren't the only victims of the shooting.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: February 22, 2011

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Injunction zone site of latest Indio shooting (Indio, CA): A shooting in Indio that left a 5-year-old boy in critical condition on Monday follows the largest anti-gang sweep in Riverside County history, held two months earlier in and around the neighborhood.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: February 22, 2011

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Some legislation in Olympia is dead (Yakima, WA): A controversial anti-gang bill is clinging to life in the state House of Representatives after its companion bill died in a Senate committee this week.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: February 22, 2011

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USP Atwater investigating several fights among inmates Monday (Atwater, CA) : U.S. Penitentiary Atwater is on lockdown after several fights that included weapons occurred Monday in less than a half-hour, inside cell blocks and outside in the yard.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 22, 2011

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Seven gang members plead guilty in Galaxy Star case (Nashville, TN): The dominoes are falling in a massive gang racketeering case that involved a local anti-gang nonprofit. Seven members of the Bloods gang said to have operated out of the former Galaxy Star nonprofit headquarters, according to federal court documents, have pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: February 21, 2011

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Gang vandals tag homes and cars in west Greeley (Greeley, CO): Gang vandals with spray paint hit several houses and cars in west Greeley late Sunday or early Monday, causing thousands of dollars in damage to homes and vehicles.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: February 21, 2011

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N. Medford neighborhood hit with graffiti again (Medford, OR): A North Medford neighborhood that just cleaned up a large amount of gang-related graffiti has been hit again.
Source: KDRV 12 News    Date: February 21, 2011

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Gang activity on the rise goes unnoticed by the public (Medford, OR): Gang activity in the Rogue Valley goes unnoticed by its neighbors but it has grown to dramatic heights. KTVL was invited to take a tour of our neighborhood in a new light and it was then we got a glimpse of the growing problem.
Source: KTVL 10 News    Date: February 21, 2011

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Local artists seeing fewer gang tattoos (Augusta, GA): Tony Arrington will ink anything on any part of the body, but he draws the line at gang tattoos. The tattoo artist at Dragon's Den on Gordon Highway pointed to an FBI flier posted behind the desk as a reason why.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: February 21, 2011

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More arrests made as FBPD looks into gang activity (Fort Bragg, CA): The Fort Bragg Police Department arrested six more people as officers continue to investigate a surge in gang activity following the alleged attempted murder of a woman with a hatchet last month.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: February 19, 2011

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